Peter Tork, Monkees guitarist, dead at 77

Peter Tork, the bassist for The Monkees and a jokester on the band’s popular 1960s television series, has died at age 77. Tork’s death was announced on his official Facebook page on Thursday, attributed to his friends, family and colleagues. “It is with beyond-heavy and broken hearts that we share the devastating news that our…Continue Reading

Oscars past might offer hope to host-free awards

Can the 91st Academy Awards be saved? Yes — at least, grading on the curve that is the Oscar telecast, the mess that the Academy has made of things leading up to this year’s show, and the low bar set by the last host-less Academy Awards in 1989. That Allan Carr-produced Oscars infamously began with…Continue Reading

Gwyneth Paltrow files countersuit in skiing case

Gwyneth Paltrow is fighting back against a man who is accusing her of crashing into him and causing him serious injuries while skiing on a Utah mountain in 2016. Paltrow filed a countersuit on Wednesday against Terry Sanderson and in the documents obtained by CNN, the actress and GOOP founder claims that he skied into…Continue Reading

Kylie Jenner says family ‘cut her off at the age of 15’

Kylie Jenner gets why people don’t believe she’s self-made, but she insists she is. “My parents told me I needed to make my own money, it’s time to learn how to save and spend your own money, stuff like that,” she told Paper magazine. “What I’m trying to say is I did have a platform,…Continue Reading

Kate Beckinsale is clapping back over Pete Davidson

Kate Beckinsale hasn’t confirmed she’s dating Pete Davidson, but you better respect the fact that she might be. People have been speculating that the pair are a couple ever since last month, when they were spotted together at a Golden Globes afterparty. Neither has gone public to confirm it, but that hasn’t stopped people from…Continue Reading

Ariana Grande ties Beatles and makes chart history

One, two, three — Ariana Grande is in the best possible place to be. The singer’s “Thank U, Next” album has her sitting pretty atop the Billboard charts. She’s the first artist to occupy the No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 positions simultaneously on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart since The Beatles did…Continue Reading

‘Leaving Neverland’ presents chilling parallel accounts of Michael Jackson’s alleged abuse

“Leaving Neverland” is about dreams turned to nightmares, featuring twin accounts of Michael Jackson’s alleged sexual predation that derive power and credibility from their strikingly similar parallels. It’s an unsettling tale of money, fame and seduction, insidiously marshalled not just at young boys but their equally star-struck parents. The late pop star’s staunchest defenders have…Continue Reading

‘Flack’ pops crisis-PR bubble with timely dramedy

Pop TV might not loom large on the average TV viewer’s radar, but the cable network has a show that feels very much of the moment in “Flack,” a British drama starring Anna Paquin as a take-no-prisoners public-relations pro, charged with extricating celebrity clients from various crises. The title, it’s worth noting, is a disparaging…Continue Reading

Oscars 2019: Who will win and who should in a wide-open race

An unprecedented lack of consensus among the guilds representing actors, directors, writers and producers has flummoxed Oscar prognosticators, with more genuine uncertainty surrounding the best picture race than is usually the case this close to Sunday’s ceremony. The changing face of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which presents the awards, has further…Continue Reading

Dolly Parton says her husband is not a big fan of her music

Dolly Parton says her husband is proud of her, but he’s not the biggest fan of her music. Appearing Monday on the UK’s “Good Morning Britain” to promote the West End premiere of “9 to 5: The Musical,” Parton revealed that her husband of more than 50 years, Carl Thomas Dean, has only seen her…Continue Reading

Your complete viewing guide to this year’s Oscars

The 91st Academy Awards are just days away. Haven’t had time to prep for your Oscars viewing party? You can print a ballot for your Oscar picks here, and we’ll get you up to speed for those cocktail conversations. The host-less show must go on The discussion of who would or wouldn’t host the Oscars…Continue Reading

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